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Wrestling with REST
discusses some of the difficulties in making a Ruby on Rails web application truly RESTful.

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How to install Ubuntu / Windows 7 Dual Boot Capability onto a Lenovo Ideapad Y560p Laptop.

Deploying a Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3.2 Development Environment with RVM and MySQL onto Ubuntu Linux

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1701 N. Sayre Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707
Phone: (312) 585-7140

The hallmarks of my career as a software developer are a search for superior development techniques, integrity and dedication to the needs of the project, effective communication with the client and end-users, meticulous standards, and systems that work.

My current specialty is software development involving the Ruby language and the Rails web development framework (Ruby on Rails).


Web Development: Ruby 1.9 & 2, Rails 3 & 4, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, RSpec, Selenium, Git, SVN, RubyMine, Vagrant, XML, JSON, Agile practices.

Web Servers: Apache, Mongrel, Nginx, Phusion Passenger.

Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Linux, Windows.

Databases: MySQL, Oracle SQL, Mongo DB

I expect to become available as of mid-January 2016 for a new hourly Ruby on Rails engagement. I can work on-site in downtown Chicago or remotely, some travel possible.
Relocation to New England, the West or Northwest considered for contract or contract-to-hire positions. I will NOT directly transition to salaried employment.
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